This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on January 13, 2011, involving a complaint of retaliation filed under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor
Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708, by Vinod Chudgar (hereinafter referred to as “the Complainant” or “Mr. Chudgar”) against Savannah River Remediation (hereinafter referred to as
“the Respondent” or “SRR”). SRR is the Management and Operations contractor for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). In his complaint, Mr. Chudgar alleged that he
engaged in protected activity and, as a consequence, suffered reprisals by the Respondent. In the IAD, an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer granted a Motion to Dismiss filed
by the Respondent. Mr. Chudgar appealed the decision. As set forth below, the Appeal is denied.